Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice sweetness and a touch of anise in the background. Light roast and backing milk chocolate. Bit of dark fruit as it warms. Viscous.
madvike (2090) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared in GTMW line - Pours black cola with a bubbly tan ring of head. Nose is a bit of ashy roast, pretty dry with a bit of sharp booziness and a touch of sweetness. Taste is ashy, dry, a little vanilla and some brown sugar. Medium-bodied and pretty dull.
MadRobin (1000) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Frisco Taphouse & Brewery in Columbia, MD.
Opaque, brown-black with a creamy, dark tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of caramel, sweet roasted malt, sweet chocolate and citrus.
Sweet taste of roasted malt, dark fruit, caramel, chocolate and citrus. Although this is a very sweet brew, a significant citric hop presence manages to press it's way through the malt.
Full body and medium carbonation.
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Drake (6503) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Whole Foods Market Short Pump. Pours pitch black with a medium sized dark brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts and bitter chocolate. The taste is big roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, booze. Medium-full bodied and fairly hot.
drfabulous (2949) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 ounce thanks to robenalt. Bit sticky imperial stout. Sweetness like brown sugar. Chocolate. I should have waited for evening to open. Didn’t realize the big ABV. It’s present.
johnnnniee (1499) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at EBF 3/16/13.
Thick, roasty chocolatey stout with a hint of plastic phenol. Not bad, but my hyper intolerance to phenols kept me from enjoying this beer.
boxofrane (1184) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at lucky lab. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. The aroma Is complex with milk chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate, sweet dark fruit. The taste is close to a mocha drink from a coffee shop. There is a lot of milk chocolate, big sweetness and coffee. Light booze but not bad at all. Huge sticky palate.
Nickls (1657) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, finger of tan rich head, nearly dense black body. Oat and lots of roast and toast. Flavor is burlap, oat, vanilla and tough toast. Thick body. Solid
jbdpsu82 (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick syrupy pour. Deep brown thick head that lingers. Roasted malt and chocolate flavor.
hopdog (7657) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, floral, lighter smoke, and a trace of dark fruits. Tastes of chocolate, dark fruits, licorice, roast, vanilla, and cake batter ice cream. Overall alcohol content well hidden.
arminjewell (4160) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks Aaron! Dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brings notes of dark chocolate, coffee, hints of dark fruits, slight cherry. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, chocolate, hints of anise, coffee, toffee, hints of molasses, finishing fairly bitter, roasted, chocolate forward. Pretty good, the dms in the aroma is tough.